A Baggage Handling System (BHS) is a type of conveyor system installed at airports that transports checked baggage from the check-in desk to areas where bags can be loaded onto aircraft.
Several airports are testing robots that can help ensure a seamless passenger experience at airports by providing faster check-ins, baggage handling, and simple guidance, which is expected to result in a superior experience for passengers and better handling of airport operations by airport authorities.
Baggage is processed through a system capable of handling automatic barcodes, which scans 90% of the suitcases. The remaining suitcases are routed to another conveyor and manually scanned.
The Global Airport baggage handling robot market accounted for $XX Billion in 2022 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2023 to 2030.
Changi Airport and Sarcos collaborate on the development of a robotic baggage handling system. Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation and Changi Airport Group have announced the first demonstration of an outdoor-based autonomous baggage loading system prototype developed in collaboration.
Sarcos is developing an outdoor-based baggage loading system in collaboration with CAG to automate the loading and unloading of loose passenger bags from narrow-body aircraft.
The first field demonstrations were held at Singapore Changi Airport, and they validated the potential for robotics to reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries associated with baggage handling while also augmenting the ground handling labour force.
CAG is investing in robotics technology to automate labour-intensive roles in the outdoor apron environment in order to support air traffic recovery and meet long-term staffing needs. To meet the significantly increased demand for airport employees, autonomous technologies will be required.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is contributing to the development and testing of the baggage loading system through its Aviation Development Fund (ADF). The ADF supports initiatives that use innovative solutions to increase productivity in the Singapore aviation sector. Changi Airport is an industry pioneer and Sarcos’ primary development partner.
Sarcos’ mission is to use robotics to improve workplace safety, and this system has the potential to transform airports around the world by making them safer and reducing passenger delays due to weather-related downtime. They are excited to continue working with CAG to augment the tarmac workforce with robotics.”
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